May 14, 2020 | Vol. 70, No. 10
Dear PEI Member:
Early bird registration opened Tuesday for the 2020 PEI Convention at the NACS Show, Oct. 11-14 at the Las Vegas Convention Center (LVCC). Early bird rates are $295 (members) and $495 (nonmembers). After June 24, rates increase to $445 (members) and $645 (nonmembers). Companies registering five or more attendees receive additional discounts.
To help you face these challenging times, the 2020 PEI Convention is all about innovation, starting with kick-off keynote speaker Josh Linkner, who will explain how to use creative problem-solving to overcome adversity and seize new possibilities.
The founder of five tech companies and author of four books, including the New York Times bestsellers Disciplined Dreaming and The Road to Reinvention, Linkner currently is chair of Platypus Labs, an innovation research, training, and consulting firm. He twice was named the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year and is a recipient of the U.S. Presidential Champion of Change Award.
In addition to the always strong PEI educational program, PEI is partnering with the Fuels Institute and NACS this year to present two mega-sessions. The first — a panel discussion on electric vehicle (EV) infrastructure — will feature installers, manufacturers, regulators and c-store owners who are successfully integrating EV charging into their business models. The second joint session — on forecourt modernization — will go beyond EMV to explore how forecourt digitization will create new opportunities for the industry.
PEI recognizes this is a challenging time to make travel decisions. Rest assured we are working alongside NACS, local, state and federal health officials and our venue partners to protect the safety of attendees and exhibitors. We also are providing more flexibility to help your decision-making:
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Speaking of hotels, convention housing is now open. The 2020 PEI headquarters hotel is the Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino, which is conveniently attached to the LVCC via a walkway. Westgate guests in the PEI block may choose from premium, signature and luxe rooms. Other hotels with PEI room blocks are the Elara, a Hilton Grand Vacations Hotel; the Mirage; the Westin Las Vegas Hotel & Spa; and the Wynn Las Vegas | Encore.
Join the experts, the influencers and your peers at the 2020 PEI Convention at the NACS Show. Let’s move forward together to fuel the future.
ANNOUNCES $100M FOR BIOFUELS FUELING INFRASTRUCTURE
The Higher Blends Infrastructure Incentive Program (HBIIP) grants will cover up to half of fueling system upgrade costs at convenience stores, hypermarkets, fleet fueling facilities, terminals and other distribution facilities. Of the $100 million pool, $86 million is allocated for ethanol upgrades and $14 million for biodiesel.
To explain the program’s details, the USDA has scheduled two one-hour webinars. A May 19 session will focus on retail and fleet fueling facilities. A May 26 session will emphasize fuel distribution facilities. Each webinar begins at 2 p.m. Eastern. Registration is required.
AMEX, DISCOVER JOIN VISA IN EMV FORECOURT DELAY
API REVISES COLOR-CODING SYSTEM
API 1637 is available for purchase through the API Publications Store at www.apiwebstore.org.
EMPLOYEE PRIVACY WEBINAR AND RESOURCES AVAILABLE
You can watch the recording of that webinar on PEI’s Business & Leadership YouTube channel. For a deeper dive, download the related Arnold & Porter white papers: “Employee Privacy With Respect to COVID-19” and “Returning Employees to Work: What Should US Employers Think About?”
Canadian manufacturer. Pultrusion Technique Inc.,
1830 Rue Marie-Victorin, Saint-Bruno-de-Montarville, Canada J3V 6B9, applied
for affiliate division membership. Xavier Dufresne is plant superintendent
for the company, which was established in 1954. Pultrusion Technique Inc.
manufactures FRP hold-down straps for underground storage tanks. Sponsored
for PEI membership by Scott Grothoff, NOV Fiber Glass Systems, San Antonio,
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